I will be in Washington D.C. getting my protest groove on with hopefully hundreds of thousands (or millions) of other taxpayers and patriots. It is pretty late in the game, but if you are interested in going to D.C. for the big march and rally, or you are already going but need more information, just head on over to 9/12 D.C. This march couldn't have been timed any better. I hope we have an amazing turnout so that the congress critters understand that we don't want THEIR "solutions!" To find out if there is an event in your city/neighborhood, check out Tea Party Patriots and click on your state to view those events.
If you cannot attend any event, or there are none near you, then try to show your solidarity by tweeting all day long about it, update your Facebook status about it, put a sign on your car, just do anything you can to get the message out that you want to be in D.C. and that you are in spirit.
If you cannot make it to D.C. and you live in Washington State, you will find the local events that are happening in solidarity with the D.C. march below.
Washington State Events on September 12, 2009
The Tea Party Capitol Surge for Real Health Care Reform!
Where: The north steps of the State Capitol building in Olympia, WA
Time: noon to 1:00 p.m.
More info: Olympia Tea Party or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. I recommend that everyone try to go to this rally as it will be the most visible, and the bigger this rally is, the bigger the statement. I understand that some people live far away (like over the mountains) so it makes perfect sense to have your own rally over there, but if you live anywhere near Olympia, please attend this one instead of other, smaller rallies. My parents will be driving from Bremerton to attend!
Flag Waving/Support the Troops at Freedom Bridge in Lakewood
Where: Exit 122 on I5 South, Freedome Bridge, Lakewood, WA
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
More info: Some history of Freedom Bridge can be found here. This event is sponsored by the Conservative Babes of King County.
Anacortes Tea Party!
Where: On the corner of 12th and Commercial Ave. in Anacortes, WA
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
More info: Go-Patriots or contact email@example.com. The organizers say, "rain or shine, bring your sign!" But if you do not have a sign they will have extras!
Tri-Cities Tea Party!
Where: John Dam Plaza, 800 Jadwin AveRichland, WA 99353
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
More info: Tri-Cities Tea Party
Standing for Liberty: Burlington Tea Party!
Where: K-Mart parking lot, between Wendy's and Shari's, 1550 South Burlington Blvd.
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
More info: Mt. Vernon Tea Party or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Parade of Patriots: Okanogan Tea Party!
Where: Okanogan Fairgrounds on Rodeo Trail, Okanogan, WA (email contact below for more info)
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
More info: Contact email@example.com
American Patriot Rally and Boston Tea Party Re-enactment: Vancouver Tea Party!
Where: Vancouver Landing Amphitheatre, 100 columbia street, Vancouver, WA
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
More info: We the People Washington or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Monroe Tea Party and Sign Waving!
Where: At the intersection of Highway 2 and Lewis Street, Monroe, WA
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
More info: Seeds of Liberty or contact email@example.com
Avondale Tea Party!
Where: On the corner of Avondale and Union Hill Road (where Highway 520 ends)
Time: Begins at 11:00 a.m.
More info: Contact Tea Party Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more Washington State info, check out www.teapartypatriots.org/State/Washington and www.theteapartyofSpokane.com.